Ok try this:Open the trunk. Pry off the dayglo cover to the emergency release lever. Unsnap the release lever and unhook the cable. Make sure the cable nipple isn't catching on anything. Try the trunk now. If it's like my car, the emergency release cable is too short, not allowing the lock to cycle through. This
is just a test to find the problem. I wouldn't be running around
without the handle in place, especially if you have kids. With mine, I
ground the back of the nipple away but there's probably a better way. Good luck, Let me know if it helps.
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Re: Trunk won't close (cont'd)
Some times it is the emergency cable routing that is binding inside the trunk lid trim as Stevit stated , but more often than not if it happens in colder temperatures it is the actual latch that freezes, which is replaced by a different part number.
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If after every re-adjustment the trunk close only to refuse to close after sometime, it is posible that striker is not tight enough and probably shifting after some uses. It is likely also that the threads on the bolts or screws are worn lightly. If posible try using a spring washer or some threadlocker medium strenght.
There is a switch in the trunk, that will close when the trunk is closed. This switch probably has become loose and out of adjustment, failing to work when trunk is closed. Find and readjust the trunk open\closed sensor.
I do believe the latch is NOT adjustable while the striker which the latch closes onto has adjustment to it. Not the part on the trunk lid but the part in the trunk, it should have two bolts and when loosened the striker should move around. May or may not be enough for what you need but should have something.
The trunk release rod is made of plastic and it is adjustable, it came
apart. You have to fold down the back seat, remove the trunk lid liner
and pull on on the plastic piece connected to the latch mechanism on the
deck lid. It is a little difficult but is the only way to get in. You
can buy the plastic piece from V.W. its cheap. When you install the new
piece, use a screw driver to close the latch and try to open it with
your key fob or button, this way you won't shut it and not be able to
open it because it is not adjusted properly. there should be very little
play (movement) between pod and latch if adjusted correctly. The rod
connects to a vacuum pod for the key fob to operate the trunk remotely.
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The latch on the CAR, not the trunk, can be adjusted ud or down Usually has bolts on both sides that you can loosen. If you are slamming it to close, Adjust latch up alittle, re-tighten bolts and close trunk. It is an easy adjustment. Just be patient end keep latch level